Festivals and events
Stars and Stripes October 24, 2012
These events are scheduled for Oct. 25, 2012, and beyond.
GRAZ: Elevate Festival for Contemporary Music, Art and Political Discourse, through Oct. 28.
SALZBURG: Salzburg Jazz Festival, through Nov. 4.
VIENNA: Viennale-Vienna International Film Festival, through Nov. 7.
SÖLDEN: Ski World Cup races, Oct. 27-28.
SHLADMING: O’Neill Pleasure Jam, snowboarding competition and gathering, Nov. 9-11.
VIENNA: Voice Mania, international a cappella festival, Nov. 9-Dec. 9.
GRAZ: International Adventure and Mountain Film Festival, Nov. 13-17.
OBERTAUERN: International Ski Countdown, festival to celebrate opening of ski season with fireworks, Nov. 22.
LIÈGE: Fall fun fair, through Nov. 11.
CHARLEROI: International Salon of Home Economics, Palais des Expositions, tickets required, Oct. 27-Nov. 11.
CINEY: Militaria Belgium, one of Europe’s largest military fairs, Oct. 28.
BRUSSELS: Asianim-Japan Expo, festival of Japanese culture and recreation, Tour & Taxis, tickets required, Nov. 2-4.
NAMUR: Antica, antiques fair, Namur Expo, tickets required, Nov. 10-18.
BRUSSELS: Chocolate Week, tours of workshops and tasting sessions, Nov. 19-25.
BRUSSELS: International Brussels Tattoo Convention, Tour & Taxis, tickets necessary, Nov. 23-25.
PRAGUE: Tina b. — The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, through Oct. 31.
PRAGUE: International Festival of Contemporary Art 4 + 4 days in motion, performing arts festival, Oct. 26-Nov. 3.
PRAGUE: Contempuls 5, Prague Contemporary Music Festival, Nov. 6-23.
PRAGUE: Antiques Fair, Nov. 8-11.
PAVLOV: Open wine cellars, Nov. 24.
COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, through Oct. 28.
COPENHAGEN: Photo Fair, Forum, tickets required, Oct. 26-28.
COPENHAGEN: J-Dag, launch of Tuborg’s Christmas beer celebrated in bars throughout city from 8:59 p.m., Nov. 2.
COPENHAGEN: St. Hubertus hunt, Dyrehaven, Nov. 4.
COPENHAGEN: Flea market, Bella Center, Nov. 10-11.
LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, through Oct. 27.
LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, through Oct. 28.
LONDON: MCM Expo: London Comic Con, films, video games, comics and anime, ExCeL London, tickets required, Oct. 26-28.
MANCHESTER: Festival of Fantastic Film, screenings of fantasy, sci-fi and horror films, Conference Center, Oct. 26-28.
NOTTINGHAM: Robin Hood Pageant, Nottingham Castle, Oct. 27-28.
LONDON: NFL fan rally on Trafalgar Square, Oct. 27; precedes New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams game at Wembley Stadium, Oct. 28.
LONDON: Diwali celebrations, Trafalgar Square, Oct. 28.
SHEFFIELD: Fright Night, Britain’s biggest Halloween carnival, Oct. 28.
NORWICH: CAMRA Beer Festival, Oct. 29-Nov. 3.
YORK: Illuminating York, digital arts and lighting festival with illuminated landmarks, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
BIRMINGHAM: Antiques for Everyone, NEC, tickets required, Nov. 1-4.
COUNTRYWIDE: Communities celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, or Bonfire Night, Nov. 3.
OTTERY ST. MARY: Festival in which flaming tar barrels are carried through the streets, Nov. 5.
LONDON: Lord Mayor’s Show, parade to inaugurate city’s Lord Mayor, Nov. 10.
BESANCON: Salon des Vins de France, wine expo, Micropolis Parc des Expositions, tickets required, Oct. 26-28.
PARIS: Autumn Fair, features food, home decor and lifestyle exhibits, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, tickets required, Oct. 26-Nov. 4.
TROYES: Nuits de Champagne, includes program highlighting French singer Maxime Le Forestier, tickets required, Oct. 28-Nov. 3.
PARIS: Salon du Chocolat, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
AMIENS: International Film Festival, Nov. 16-24.
PARIS: Cinéjazz, examines history of jazz and cinema, Nov. 20-30.
MUNICH: Auer Kirchweih Dult, fun fair at Mariahilfplatz, through Oct. 28.
HEIDELBERG: French Week, celebrates German-French friendship, through Oct. 28.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe, autumn market and fun fair at Messeplatz, through Oct. 29.
FREIBURG: Freiburger Mess’, fun fair, through Oct. 29.
HEIDELBERG, MANNHEIM AND LUDWIGSHAFEN: Enjoy Jazz festival, through Nov. 10.
BERLIN: European Month of Photography in Berlin, photo exhibits throughout city, through Nov. 25.
MAINZ: Weinforum Rheinhessen, degustation of best wines of the region, tickets required, Oct. 26-28.
RÜDESHEIM: Federweisen days, fest of the new wine, Oct. 26-28.
TRIER: All Saints Fair, fun fair, Viehmarkt, Oct. 26-Nov. 4.
BAYREUTH: Long Night of Culture and Knowledge, Oct. 27.
ROTHENBURG O.D. TAUBER: Herbstmesse, commercial fair and Volksfest, Oct. 27-Nov. 4.
FRANKFURT: BMW Frankfurt Marathon, Oct. 28.
WIESBADEN: European Youth Circus, circus and variety show performers under age 25 demonstrate their skills, tickets required, Nov. 1-4.
BERLIN: Jazzfest Berlin, Nov. 1-4.
COLOGNE: Long Night of Cologne Museums, Nov. 3.
BAD TÖLZ: Leonardifahrt, traditional pilgrimage with horses and carriages, Nov. 6.
MANNHEIM/HEIDELBERG: International Film Festival, Nov. 8-18.
HOCHHEIM: Hochheimer Markt, autumn market and fair, Nov. 9-13.
HAMBURG: Hamburg Dom, annual winter fun fair, Nov. 9-Dec. 9.
STUTTGART: German Masters, horse riding show, Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle, tickets necessary, Nov. 14-18.
BUDAPEST: Art Market Budapest-International Contemporary Art Fair, Millenaris Cultural Center, Nov. 8-11.
WATERFORD: Imagine-Waterford Art Festival, music, dance, theater, visual arts and more, through Oct. 29.
GALWAY: Comedy Festival, through Oct. 29.
SLIGO: Sligo Live-Ireland’s Folk, Roots and Indie Music Festival, through Oct. 29.
KILKENNY: Savour Kilkenny Food Festival, through Oct. 29.
WEXFORD: Wexford Festival Opera, through Nov. 4.
CORK: Guinness Jazz Festival, Oct. 26-29.
DUBLIN: Thrill The World, attempt to break world record of most people dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” while dressed as zombies, National Basketball Arena Tallaght, 6 p.m., Oct. 27.
DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival, Oct. 27-29.
DUBLIN: Dublin Marathon, Oct. 29.
SNEEM: International Storytelling and Folklore Festival, Nov. 9-11.
WATERFORD: Waterford Film Festival, promotes independent short films, Nov. 9-11.
PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, chocolate exhibition, through Oct. 28.
TURIN: Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, culinary fair at Lingotto Fiere, tickets required, through Oct. 29.
ALBA: White Truffle Festival, weekends only, through Nov. 18.
MILAN: Celtic new year celebrations, Castello Sforzesco, Oct. 26-28.
MONTALCINO: Sagra del Tordo, historical festival, Oct. 28.
TURIN: Artissima, contemporary arts fair, Lingotto Fiere, tickets required, Nov. 9-11.
SAN MINIATO: Truffle Fair, Nov. 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25.
VENICE: Festa della Salute, celebrates the Virgin Mary’s intercession to stop the plague in 1630-1631, Nov. 21.
LUXEMBOURG CITY: Central and Eastern European Film Festival, through Oct. 28.
MUNSHAUSEN: Trauliicht Gët Gebrannt, Halloween custom involving illuminated, hollowed-out beets, Oct. 27.
LUXEMBOURG CITY: Live at Vauban, 12 concerts by international artists in three days, Nov. 16-18.
AMSTERDAM: Museum Night, Nov. 3.
AMSTERDAM: IDFA, documentary film festival, Nov. 14-25.
EDINBURGH: Document 10, international grass-roots human rights film festival, through Oct. 28.
EDINBURGH: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Scottish Storytelling Centre, through Oct. 28.
GLASGOW: Sonic-a 2012, international festival combining sound and art, Nov. 8-18.
DUNDEE: Jazz Festival, Nov. 15-25.
EDINBURGH: Fiddle 2012, Scots Fiddle Festival, Nov. 16-18.
GLASGOW: Whisky Festival, The Arches, Nov. 17.
FIFE: St. Andrews Festival, traditional music and other events, Nov. 23-Dec. 2.
CONSUEGRA: Saffron Rose Festival, Oct. 27-28.
ELCHE: Misterio de Elche, medieval religious drama performed in the Santa Maria Basilica only on even-numbered years, Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
SEVILLE: International Horse Fair, Nov. 20-25.
GENEVA: International Chocolatiers and Chocolate Fair, chocolate expo, BFM Geneva, tickets required, Oct. 27-28.
BASEL: Autumn fair and market, Oct. 27-Nov. 11.
ZÜRICH: Expovina, wine exhibition taking place aboard 12 ships, Bürkliplatz, Nov. 1-15.
BERN: Zibelemärit, onion market and folk festival, Nov. 26.